WEATHER conditions continue to cause chaos for local outdoor sporting clubs, writes Marcus Powell.
Brocton and Stafford Town have now had five games each postponed since the turn of the year. The Badgers sit pretty on top of the Midland Combination Premier and were scheduled to face Atherstone Town in the league cup midweek before facing Pelsall Villa at the weekend, if Mother Nature obliges, of course.
Town are ninth in the same league and have endured the same frustration with postponements. They will hope that their fixture away at Lichfield City on Saturday gets the go-ahead so they can get their season back under way.
FC Stafford are scheduled to play two fixtures this week kicking off against Sikh Hunters last night and then a cup fixture against Team Dudley on the 3G pitch at Rowley Park Eccleshall travel to Nelson on Saturday after their latest NWC league match was postponed.
Rugby has also been effected by the catastrophic weather conditions of recent weeks with all of our local teams not playing since the middle of January.
Stafford lost their last fixture 23-3 to the Old Saltleians and will hope to rectify this result if their game against Moseley Oak goes ahead this weekend in league 2 of the Midlands West (North) division.
Eccleshall’s next fixture is away at Market Drayton on March 1 and they also need to bounce back from defeat last time out as they went down 29-10 at home to Burntwood.
St Leonards have not fared much better with their last fixture being over a month ago in a defeat away at Greyhound. Their next fixture is also March 1 against Warley.
Rugeley still sit top of division five, their last outing being a walkover against Whittington which has kept them six points clear. They are due to play Stourport away this weekend if conditions allow.